[Sinn Fein]

25 June 2001

DUP action branded a political stunt

Sinn Fein Assembly member for Fermanagh South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew MP has branded the announcement by the DUP that their Ministers will resign if the UUP Ministers resign as `the latest piece of stunt politics from the DUP'.

Ms. Gildernew said:

``At a time when the UDA is actively attempting to violently collapse the Good Friday Agreement we see the continuation of political unionism attempting to achieve the same goal.

``The UUP policy is now mirroring that of the DUP.  David Trimble has set his sights on collapsing the political institutions.  He revealed this strategy in his letter to the UUP delegates on October 26th last year.

``It is no surprise then that the DUP have decided to row in behind this policy with their latest stunt announcement in the Assembly today.''ENDS

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